No more English titles for Prabhu!

Thursday, 1 May 2014 - 7:10am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

"Let Them Explain Why James Cameron's Film Is Called Avatar.".....the director lashes out

Though Prabhudheva's Ajay Devgn starrer will be titled Action Jackson after all he won't use any foreign names in his titles ever again. The matter of the title being a copyright infringement of the 1988 Hollywood film of the same title has been sorted out by the producers. Prabhudheva is very upset by the way the title's validity was questioned by the international producers. He says, "I don't understand how or why every film title we use in India has to be cleared abroad as well. In that case the law should work both ways. We also should be allowed to question them as to why their films have titled that sound like ours.

Why was James Cameron's film called Avatar? Years before that some Bollywood director Mohan Kumar had made a film called Avatar. Please explain how the same title found its way for Cameron's film." Just to be on the safe side Prabhudheva has decided not to use non-Indian titles in his film. So far 4 of his 5 Hindi directorial ventures have had proper names in the title. He will now restrict his titles to desi names only. "We have wonderful names in our country and they make excellent titles," he concludes

Most of Prabhu's previous films have had Rnglish words or names
Wanted with Salman Khan
Rowdy Rathore with Akshay Kumar
Ramaiya Vastavaiya with Girish taurani
R...Rajkumar (previously Rambo Rajkumar) with Shahid Kapoor
Action Jackson with Ajay Devgn.

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